North & Central America

Driving the Continental Divide

A BOND DEVELOPS in the car. A private universe takes shape. It's made of road noise, of speed, of conversation, of AM radio music and bags of chips. It emerges as we drive...

Roadtripping on a Broken-Down Hog

UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO, I considered myself a connoisseur of grand motorcycle adventures, having knocked off the length of Baja and ripped the oceanside twisties of Highway 1....

Border Songs

Ninety minutes southeast of Tucson, and only ten miles from the Mexican border, Ramsey Canyon is a 380-acre high-desert oasis run by the Nature Conservancy. At 5,500 feet in the Huachuca...

Grey Fox Bluegrass

Twenty-five thousand bluegrass fans converge on a 200-acre farm in the Catskills for this festival, which is about staying up all night at campground jams. The main acts are great, but for many...

Evolve

It could be musical Eden: 2,500 attendees on a bluff overlooking the emerald hills of nearby Cape Breton (Neil Young's summer haunt). It's "the way Woodstock used to be," says Jonas Colter, the...

Lollapalooza

Perry Farrell's pioneering mobile music festival settled down in Chicago's lakeside Grant Park in 2005. It's bigger (some 75,000 fans), but the deep, eclectic lineup is now some 120 bands strong...

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